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Jeers to county budget process, cheers to health price Web site

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Cheers to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and his approach to health care.

One of the reasons health care costs continue to rise so quickly is that it's very difficult to compare costs between competitors: It's hard for consumers to shop around.

But now Minnesotans can go to a Web site to get an idea about how much health-care providers charge for some services.

You can find prices for 100 of the most common health services on the Minnesota Community Measurement Web site.

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